Monday, July 6, 2015

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is July 31, Aug. 1. Brian Jordan, Kennesaw State bringing youth foundation to LakePoint. Gas prices almost holding steady despite tax hike. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police arrest reports.

Continuing local updates each day from

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Low to mid 90s start again on Tuesday. 30% rain chance, high of 87.


  • Fifteen years later, the South Rome bypass 'legs' still lack funding. Once that hurdle is cleared, expect two to three years to finish. Bypass
  • Back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday 'Lite' turns July 31, Aug. 1. Your guide to what's covered and what's exempted. Holiday
  • Dining: First bites at Bonez & Gristles. Brewhouse closed through Thursday for floor update. Dining
  • Brian Jordan's foundation, Kennesaw State, LakePoint bringing center to 'promote healthier living for children and youth' to Emerson. Youth
  • The week: Gordon, Polk commissions meet. Doc Holliday expert in Rome. Harbin Clinic's Gal Talk set for Friday. Week
  • July 1 gas tax hike barely shows up on Georgia per-gallon price chart. Gas
  • Obituaries: Remembering James L. Webb Jr., Jerrell L. Henson, Clarence G. Smith. Funerals
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics return Tuesday  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

  • Our list of summer camps across Northwest Georgia. Camps
  • Big plans for Vacation Bible School this summer. VBS
  • Northwest Georgia traffic conditions via Google Maps or Waze.
  • Today's business headlines from  Georgia Trend
  • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • USA Women dominate the Japanese team to take the Women's World Cup 5-2.
  • 4-2 win for the Rome Braves Sunday evening in Charleston.
  • Today: At Charleston, 7:05 p.m.
  • Atlanta Braves take 0-0 tie into the 10th, fall to Phillies, 4-0.
  • Today: Braves at Milwaukee Brewers, 8:10 p.m.


    Today's Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA 98.7 FM:

    • At 7:40 a.m.: Rome City Commission Evie McNiece on the city/county tax payback to state.
    • At 8:10 a.m.: State Sen. Chuck Hufstetler on the city/county tax payback to state.
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